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by MaggieVP (subscribe)
Freelance writer specialising in serendipity: the art of finding wonderful things by accident or sagacity. Comments and suggestions always welcome!
Get out of the mall and into the market
Sunday trading has made it easy to shop for groceries and other necessities but who really wants to spend the day in a crowded shopping centre? It's much more fun to stroll through an outdoor market offering unusual and interesting products and even better if there's entertainment and food. The monthly market on Old Perth Road in Bassendean offers all this and more

Old Perth Road Markets Bassendean
image courtesy of Old Perth Road Markets

This small but lively market, held on the last Sunday of the month*, is a popular community event and as such features a variety of local entertainers. At various times I've enjoyed the Bassanova Samba drumming group, listened to poetry readings and watched members of the Swan Districts WAFL footy team meet and greet the public.

As well as the relaxed atmosphere, the Old Perth Road Market has about 50 stalls offering crafts, jewellery, gourmet food and more, almost all of it locally produced, often in the nearby Swan Valley. Fresh fruit and vegetables and plants are usually available.

Old Perth Rd Market
image courtesy of Old Perth Road Markets

Quite often unusual things make an appearance, like the pedal karts inflatable track courtesy of regular vendor Pedal Sport N Toys - a great way to have fun and try the karts for just a few dollars.

Old Perth Rd Markets
image courtesy of Old Perth Road Markets

The Old Perth Road Markets are directly opposite the Bassendean railway station and are also easily accessible from the Perth to Midland cycle path. There's also plenty of free car parking nearby.

As this is an outdoor market it may occasionally be cancelled due to bad weather. Check the Facebook page for the latest news.

The Old Perth Road Markets are proudly supported by the Town of Bassendean and the Rotary Club of Swan Valley.

Note: The December market is held on a Sunday before Christmas.
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Why? Enjoy the best of local craft and entertainment
When: last Sunday of the month (except for Dec) 9:00am - 1:30pm. Dec, Feb, Mar are twilight starting at 5.30pm
Where: Old Perth Road, Bassendean
Cost: Free
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Went earlier today and they have plenty of handmade jewellery and cards - great chrissie gifts.
by misschoo85 (score: 1|28) 2001 days ago
I went to this and it was stunning. Thanks for the info.
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